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Depression knocked at my door as cancer exited.

Always Hope – Dedicated To The Memory of Lori

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I am so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lori Hope, author of  Help Me Live: 20 Things People With Cancer Want You to Know. I first met Lori two years… Continue reading

Learn how to beat stress in the moment

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Last week we looked at the fight or flight response, and I asked you to identify your own personal stress response.Which of the following best describes your normal reaction to stress? Overexcited stress response… Continue reading

Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer shortlisted for blog awards

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Beyond excited this evening at the news that Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer has been shortlisted in three categories in the Irish Blog Awards. Thanks to all of you who nominated the blog and… Continue reading

Did Stress Cause My Cancer?

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Does stress weaken the immune system allowing the cancer to grow? It’s a widespread belief – but how accurate is it? The question of  the link between stress and cancer has been investigated by… Continue reading

Continuing to celebrate the ordinary…

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Are you continuing with your celebration of the ordinary in your everyday lives? Even though we have “officially” finished recording our celebrations, I really do hope you will continue with the practise. I… Continue reading

Celebrating the Ordinary: Summing Up

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Well we did it! Seven days celebrating the ordinary. You really surpassed all my expectations with your contributions. Quite quickly this exercise took on an element of the spiritual. I feel it made… Continue reading

Celebrating the Ordinary: Day Seven

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Today I have been picking blackberries to turn into a fruit crumble.

Celebrating the Ordinary: Day Six

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Lately, I have found myself longing to taste my Mum’s traditional Irish baking – her apple tarts, her scones, and her brown bread. In Ireland we have a saying “just like Mammy used… Continue reading

Celebrating the Ordinary: Friendship and Kindness

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Apologies for badly taken self-portrait but just had to show you today’s celebratory pic. I met up with a friend today… a new friend that I met in hospital, and she brought along… Continue reading